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In the past 30 years, we have auctioned MORE movie paper for MORE money than ANY other auction company, period!

EVERY item we auction starts at $1, with NO reserve, and NO buyers premium, and EVERY item is honestly described, with an unenhanced super-sized image!

We charge consignors the lowest rates of ANY major auction, and we have held over 1,717,000 online auctions!

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Major Auctions

Below you will find the following:

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT! Our new every four week auctions start in slightly over two months, on July 13th!

The below graphic tells it all! We are switching from bi-weekly auctions (after the last one ends on July 11), to our all-new ONCE EVERY FOUR WEEK AUCTIONS, which we feel certain will prove to be FAR BETTER than the old bi-weekly auctions, just as the bi-weekly auctions have proved to be a giant improvement over the earlier weekly ones! The below graphic gives an overview as to how the new bi-weekly auctions work.

And here is a chart of our auction schedule for the remainder of 2021. Note that even though the auctions start FOUR weeks apart, they run for THREE weeks each! This will give us one week after each set of auctions close to get all the items packed, invoiced and shipped, and then, one week later, the new auctions will begin, and close 3 weeks later, and then the process starts all over again, as shown in the chart below:

WHY AM I MAKING THIS CHANGE? Several reasons!

1) After 31 years of auctioning (and 1,766,115 unique auctions!), I have found that is it great to "slow down the pace" of our auctions. Yes, it helped a LOT when we changed to bi-weekly auctions from weekly auctions sixteen months ago (mostly it has given us a chance to almost completely catch up on all old consignments), but preparing 3,500 or so auctions every two weeks is still stressful, and I feel that now having auctions every four weeks will give us the perfect balance (not too often, not too infrequent).

2) When we changed to bi-weekly auctions from weekly auctions, I quickly saw a GIGANTIC added benefit to having far fewer auctions. I could FINALLY enforce my rule that single sale auction items have a minimum realistic retail value of $20 each (not that we stopped auctioning sub-$20 items, but rather that they are now in bulk lots instead of in single auctions. GREATLY REDUCING THE NUMBER OF SUB-$20 ITEMS HAS MADE OUR REGULAR AUCTIONS FAR MORE INTERESTING TO ALL THE BIDDERS (and it has had the great added side benefit of making the bulk lots FAR more interesting as well (as more and more of them contain interesting $10 to $20 items)! Now, with having even fewer auctions every four weeks, I will finally be able to COMPLETELY enforce my "single sale auction items have a minimum realistic retail value of $20 each" rule, which will make all our auctions so much better than before!

3) I suspect many of you bidders are still getting worn on from having to check 999 or more auctions three times every OTHER WEEK, and I strongly suspect you will not mind having more of a break between auctions (just as so many people have told me they prefer the bi-weekly auctions over the old weekly ones, for that same reason; how did any of us keep checking new auctions every two or three days for decades?).

SO THAT IS HOW I ARRIVED AT THE NEW EVERY FOUR WEEKLY AUCTIONS! Here are the pluses:

1) As stated above, this gives you bidders far more "breathing room" between auctions than you had with our weekly auctions, and also with our bi-weekly auctions. We won't have ANY auctions closing three out of four weeks! Imagine how happy your spouses, children, or significant others will be to learn that they can once again do something with you on three out of four Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays!
    Remember that back in 1990, when the modern era of this hobby began with my very first Christie's auction, most collectors and dealers had only TWO major events a year to look forward to, the annual Christie's auction in December, and the annual Cinevent on Memorial Day. Not only did collectors and dealers manage to deal with this, but they also mostly traveled to both! So having 13 weeks of three auctions each every year (that you don't have to leave home for) is still an awful LOT more than that was!

2) They allow me to catch up on many projects that I have never had time to do, both at work and at home. That is a big plus for me! The number one goal is to get every single old consignment auctioned, so that we are SOLELY auctioning what has just arrived! Those of you who consign will send your consignments THIS month, and they will be auctioned the very NEXT month, and you will be paid the NEXT month after that! So a total of 60 to 90 days from you sending your consignments to you receiving payment for ALL you sent!

3) They allow me to take off a week here and there, without it affecting eMoviePoster.com at all, all year round if I want, because we will have 13 sets of auctions each year, four weeks apart. I have five children, and four now live away from home, and I want the freedom to visit them more, and to take trips all over the world!

Is there ANY downside to this? I don't think there will be any, other than that everyone will need a little time to get used to the new schedule, but I really feel that once everyone adjusts, they will all say, "I wished you had done this years ago"!

Here is the best part of it, one you might not immediately think of. You might say "I don't want to have to wait four weeks between auctions", but actually, you may well find you are waiting shorter times rather than longer times! What wizardry is that? It is because under our bi-weekly schedule, we only auctioned each type of item every two or three months. So if you like say, window cards, you might only see them at auction every three months or so.
    BUT NOW, THERE WILL BE WINDOW CARDS EVERY FOUR WEEKS! That is because each of the "every four week" auctions will contain ALL of each size that we were consigned the previous month! Now of course this means there might be 50 windows cards this time, and 200 next time, and then 100 the time after that, but you will see EVERY type and size of item every four weeks!

And here is the biggest change, which I alluded to above. With far fewer auctions, we will no longer have the time to auction low value items individually. So starting in July, ABSOLUTELY all items we are consigned that realistically sell for under $20 each will be placed in bulk lots (or returned to consignors). And each bulk lot itself also has to realistically sell for $20 each.
    So if someone consigns ten $2 items to us, we will make a single bulk lot out of them, even if they are all different kinds of items. And if they send twenty $5 items, we would at most make them into five bulk lots, but more likely just one or two.  But of course we will also offer to return the items to that person. BUT ABSOLUTELY ALL ITEMS THAT ARE SENT TO US THAT REALISTICALLY SELL FOR $20 OR MORE WILL CONTINUE TO BE AUCTIONED INDIVIDUALLY!

So please remember that we absolutely WON'T be stopping auctioning low priced items! It is just that we will be auctioning them ONLY in bulk lots, and NOT in single item auctions. And since I am hoping to do 999 bulk lots every other month (instead of our current 500-600), we can also actually auction more sub-$20 items a year than we did when we had bi-weekly or weekly auctions, except they will be in bulk lots.

And one final change. We will have FIVE Major Auctions in 2020, as opposed to the SEVEN we had last year (that was fun, and led to our first $6 million dollar year, but unbelievably hectic!). AND YOU WILL NOTICE FROM THE ABOVE SCHEDULE THAT THE MAJOR AUCTIONS ARE NOW HELD ON ONE DAY, RATHER THAN SPREAD OVER THREE AUCTIONS. This means that more than ever, we will reserve the major auctions for truly rare and desirable items (which will both make them even stronger than before, and also make our non-major auctions that much stronger as well)!

I will expand on all of the above over the coming weeks. I know this news seems like a big change (and in some ways it is, and some ways it isn't) but it won't start for over two months. Just as I was certain the switch to bi-weekly auctions was a big plus for eMoviePoster.com, I am just as certain the switch to every four week auctions is just as big a plus! Take some time and think about it, and if you have thoughts you want to share, please email me, because, as you know, I have always run this business by listening to the feedback I get from our bidders, our buyers, our consignors, and my employees!


It is NOW time to consign to our July Major Auction!

Our April Major Auction had amazing results. It is not just the individual very highest results we are referring to, because it had sensational results across the board. When you look over all the results (not just our major auctions, but ALL our auctions!), it is clear that we have far and away our best buyers EVER, paying really high prices for quality items (and sometimes world record prices).

And it is also clear we are the number one movie paper auction, and that we are "pulling away from the field". Clearly collectors everywhere are showing their preference for honest no reserve auctions with no buyers premiums, and when you can see WHO is bidding on items, and WHEN they bid, and HOW much (every other major auction now hides this information, making them shill bidders paradise). And collectors are showing they will pay more when they can know for certain that items are honestly photographed and described.

Another auction company had a major auction just a few days ahead of our April Major Auction, and the differences were striking. Not only did all their much promoted top items fail to meet the reserve and did not sell at all, but they also had some top items that duplicated ones we auctioned just a few days later, and in every case but one, our example sold for substantially more than theirs (the one exception was a poster where they incorrectly identified it as being from the first release, and we correctly identified it as being from a re-release some 30 years later, and we feel very sorry for that bidder who was deceived into paying way too much).

So not only is this a great time to consider selling top items you have, but it is also clear that your best choice for doing so is through consigning to eMoviePoster.com! This is especially true when you consider that we charge SUBSTANTIALLY lower commissions at EVERY price level than ANY other major auction (see absolute proof in our separate section below!)

We already have a good number of items for the July Major Auction (see images of items that absolutely WILL be in this auction in the preview ads below, and given the many wonderful results we have been receiving in all our auctions the past months I can't see why any of you with top items you have considered selling would not want to be sending them in for this great auction!

The absolute final deadline to consign to the July Major Auction is June 10th, but PLEASE consider sending your items NOW, rather than waiting for the final deadline! Why? I am glad you asked! There are three excellent reasons for doing so. One is that those early submissions will be used in our early advertising for each auction, and it has been proven over time that the items in our early ads see increased bidding as a result (see some preview ads below, and EVERY poster pictured WILL be in those auctions!).

The second reason is more important! More and more in our Major Auctions we have been getting some of the most popular items consigned to us over and over. This means that if YOU have any of these kinds of titles, then you want to send yours early, so as to greatly improve the chances that yours will make it in. I can practically guarantee you that if you wait until near the final deadline, at least one, and maybe several of your consignments of 1950s on items will likely not make it into the auction, because we have one ahead of you (and this even sometimes happens with 1930s and 1940s titles).

And the third reason is that, human nature being what it is, deadlines have a way of slipping by you! Every major auction we get some anguished emails and phone calls right at the deadline asking for an extension, which gives us tremendous pressure when we give more time to send, and we can't keep doing that! So please send your consignments as soon as possible, and we will both rest easier!

SO WHY NOT CONTACT US TODAY WITH WHAT YOU HAVE FOR OUR JULY MAJOR AUCTION? Great selling prices, the lowest commissions of ANY major auction, and a 100% honest auction house to deal with that has a 31 year track record! Who could ask for anything more? Please note that ALL of the posters pictured below WILL be auctioned in those upcoming major auctions (and click on the images to see them MUCH larger)!



Why think about Halloween NOW, when it is 5 1/2 months away?

Why NOT! We have held 21 very successful Annual Halloween Auctions, and we want to make the upcoming one our very best EVER, and we figure the best way to do that is to start promoting it now, and to keep promoting it all year long. That way, we will not only reach the most potential consignors, but also all poster collectors everywhere will have seen our promotional ads, and none of them will miss the auction!

So if YOU have horror/sci-fi material you'll wanting to send now for this auction in October, please send it right away. Because we always take the first example of each item we receive, you will guarantee your items WILL be in the auction by sending them now, and EVERY Halloween auction we get lots of titles sent more than once, and I hate having to tell people they "waited too long"!

And of course, the EIGHT great one-sheets pictured below WILL be in this auction, all starting at $1, of course with NO reserve (and NO buyers premium)!



We absolutely charge the lowest commissions of ANY major auction, at every price level

I want to alert you to something about auction commissions that confuses many people (and this is the result of an intentional deception, a virtual "Tower of Lies"). Three different potential consignors recently told us that they had decided to auction their items elsewhere, because “the other auction's rates were so much lower than eMoviePoster.com’s”.

We asked them how they arrived at that, and they said that they were told that the 15% they were charged at the other auction was less than the 20% (or higher) that they were charged at our auction. But sadly, that is not at all true. When you factor in the Buyers Premiums that are hidden from the seller, the sellers at those other auctions pay more.

We THOUGHT "everyone" knew better than to think other auction's offered lower rates than ours, because in our ads we state “We charge the lowest consignor commissions at EVERY price level”, but obviously that has not always been true.

So we created a chart that proves it beyond a doubt, and here it is (click on it to view a larger version):

http://www.emovieposter.com/images/announcements/dyk/20200311_emp_and_the_other_guys_comparison.jpg

Just to make it crystal clear:
When you consign a poster to eMoviePoster.com that the buyer pays $12,000 for, YOU get $10,800.
If you had instead consigned that poster to an auction that "only" charges 15% seller's commission (but also has a 20% buyers premium, which is true of almost every major auction other than eMoviePoster.com), then after the buyer paid them $12,000 for it, YOU get only $8,500.

When you consign a poster to eMoviePoster.com that the buyer pays $1,200 for, YOU get $960.
If you had instead consigned that poster to an auction that "only" charges 15% seller's commission (but also has a 20% buyers premium, which is true of almost every major auction other than eMoviePoster.com), then after the buyer paid them $1,200 for it, YOU get only $850.

When you consign a poster to eMoviePoster.com that the buyer pays $600 for, YOU get $468.
If you had instead consigned that poster to an auction that "only" charges 15% seller's commission (but also has a 20% buyers premium, which is true of almost every major auction other than eMoviePoster.com), then after the buyer paid them $600 for it, YOU get only $425.

When you consign a poster to eMoviePoster.com that the buyer pays $120 for, YOU get $86.40.
If you had instead consigned that poster to an auction that "only" charges 15% seller's commission (but also has a 20% buyers premium, which is true of almost every major auction other than eMoviePoster.com), then after the buyer paid them $120 for it, YOU get $85 (close to what you would get with eMoviePoster.com, but still less!).

When you consign a poster to eMoviePoster.com that the buyer pays $20 for, YOU get $10.
If you had instead consigned that poster to an auction that "only" charges 15% seller's commission (but also has a 20% buyers premium, with a $19 minimum), then after the buyer paid them $20 for it, YOU get only 85 CENTS.

So when you compare, there is NO comparison! $10,800 or $8,500? $960 or $850? $468 or $425? $86.40 or $85? And the most outrageous of all, $10 or 85 cents?

SO HOPEFULLY THIS MAKES IT CLEAR TO EVERYONE THAT WE OFFER THE LOWEST COMMISSIONS (at every price point) OF ANY MAJOR AUCTION!



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